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  • CaptureA selection of the Zero Breast Cancer Hat Collection created by the Plexus Arts Group will be on display at the Marin Society of Artisits. The 38-hat collection was made in response to the breast cancer recurrence of their fellow Plexus artist, Roni Peskin-Mentzer. 

    Opening Reception - Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 2-4 pm
    Exhibited - January 8 to January 24, 2015
    Marin Society of Artists
    30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
    Ross, CA

    The Gallery is open from 12-4 pm from Wednesday to Sunday
  • ca breastcancerGIS for Community Impact: From Technology to Translation
    April 14, 2015 at the California Endowment, Oakland, CA

    Please join Zero Breast Cancer and our partners for an informative and interactive workshop on the state of the science of using place- based data to inform breast cancer research and interventions. Geographic data, or geodata, have the potential to make a significant contribution to the identification and quantification of environmental and social factors that may impact breast cancer risk.

    The workshop will feature:
    • Case studies of how researchers have used geodata to explore breast cancer risk factors
    • Overview of national and state data resources
    • Community organizations presenting examples of how they have translated and used geodata

    Find out more

  • Honorees16th Annual Honor Thy Healer
    May 7, 2015 at the Mill Valley Community Center 

    The program will highlight ZBC’s research and education programs and recognize individuals, businesses and organizations who have made a significant difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer, in our understanding of breast cancer, the healing process, and the health of our community.

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    2014 Honor Thy Healer Award Honorees

  • ZBC Announces New Advisory Group
    Zero Breast Cancer has created an advisory body to facilitate communications between breast health care providers, researchers and community representatives. Read more about the goals of this group and its members here
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  • new-puberty-bookGirls are developing faster and entering puberty earlier than a generation ago. Contrary to popular wisdom, early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes-it's deeply psychological with effects that can put a girl at risk for behavioral problems as well as long term health challenges, such as obesity, depression, eating disorders, and even breast cancer.

    Bay Area authors, Louise Greenspan, MD and Julianna Deardorff PhD, have published a new, groundbreaking book. Both mothers of young girls, the doctors address the question: What happens when a girl has the brain of an 8-year-old and the body of a 13-year-old? Hear their reassuring, empowering answers.
    TheNewPuberty.com

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Zero Breast Cancer is a community based organization dedicated to prevention and finding the causes of breast cancer through local participation in the scientific research process. We focus on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in breast cancer at all stages of life and across generations.

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Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention

ibcercc-reportOn Tuesday, February 12, 2013 the federally mandated Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC), released its report, Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention. This report is a call to action to develop a national strategy to increase research in breast cancer prevention with a focus on how environmental factors affect the development of the breast across a woman's lifespan and her risk of breast cancer. The report offers seven recommendations to highlight the urgent need for coordinated, targeted efforts to identify and mitigate the environmental causes of breast cancer.

Zero Breast Cancer is a proud member of IBCERCC and is pleased that many of the recommendations from the committee reflect our organization's 17 year mission to find the environmental causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. We will use the recommendations from this report to guide us as we continue to carry out our mission. Like you, we look forward to the day when we have an early preventative strategy for breast cancer.

 The full report is posted at: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/boards/ibcercc/